The Young Vic is the country's leading home for younger theatre artists, especially directors. They present seasons of work by new directors in tandem with productions by some of the great directors of the world.
Conceived in the 1960s spirit of iconoclasm and improvisation, it opened in 1970 as a place in which younger directors, designers, actors, writers and technicians could work alongside the world's great theatre artists to present exciting productions at the lowest possible seat prices.
Its intimate auditorium, built cheaply with a rough, light-industrial feel, reinforced by low prices, created in concrete a dream of the inclusive, class-free society to which its originators aspired.
Over the last 40 years, the company has established a powerful reputation at home and abroad. In particular, the Young Vic has begun to be recognised as the major theatre in this country in which young directors can develop and practise their art.
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Young Vic Theatre
66 The CutBoroughLondonSE1 8LZ
- +44 (0)20 7922 2922
Just one of the best theatres in London with an amazing bar/restaurant to match.
You can always guarantee that the productions will be some of the best and they attract some great names.
The refurb has also grown the dining space so it's a fab place just to hang regardless. One of my favourite gems in London and a bonus - it's South of the river ;)more
I went to see Gillian Anderson in Streetcar Named Desire here in October and it is such a lovely theatre space. The stage was in the centre and the seating is around the stage which I found really interesting. The stage itself moved around (I don't know if this was exclusive to the play) I am a big theatregoer but haven't been to a theatre experience like that before and I really appreciate...more
I went to see Happy Days last night and thought the theatre was fantastic (and the play was wonderfully acted and produced). You never feel far away from the stage in the least and the acoustics are brilliant. Not a massive amount of leg room in the upstairs seating - I'm a 5'7 lady - and was a bit uncomfortable towards the end, if I were any taller I'd say book the stalls). But you feel...more
This is a great theatre and I'm glad I finally got to go...I saw the famous 'A view from the bridge' last night and the stage is in traverse...which means the audience sits on both sides...pretty interesting way to watch theatre if its well done. I liked this places reputation as they are known to put on both edgy and epic work. I'd like to come sometime when its a bit quieter just to have a...more
I saw my first performance here over a week ago. Upon arrival you are met with busyness because the The Cut bar is right next door. We collected the tickets, said my name and received them, i would of prefer if they had asked for proof coz any old tom dick and harry could of picked up my tickets.
Our play started at 7;30pm saw we had twenty minutes to eat i asked the usher if their was any...more